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Celebrating the life of.......Josephine Flossie Williams

Sunrise: May 2, 1933 Sunset: January 15, 2022

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Facial mask is required to enter into funeral home and all funeral services at local churches.

Public Visitation: Saturday, January 22, 2022 1-6 PM

S.E. Thomas Funeral & Cremation Services

110 Highland Avenue, Thomasville, NC 27360

Family Visitation: Sunday, January 23, 2022 12:30 PM

Brown New Calvary Baptist Church

200 Doak Street, Thomasville, NC 27360

Funeral Service: Sunday, January 23, 2022 1:00 PM

Brown New Calvary Baptist Church

200 Doak Street, Thomasville, NC 27360


Mrs. Josephine F. Williams was born in Kingstree, SC on May 2, 1933 to the late Anzie M. Scott and James R. Scott. While surrounded by her children and grandchildren, Josephine peacefully spread her wings and slipped away into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 15, 2022.

Josephine was educated in the Williamsburg County SC Public School System. Josephine was married to the late John E. Williams Sr. Josephine joined Brown New Calvary Baptist Church in Thomasville, NC after moving from Kingstree, SC. She faithfully attended Brown New Calvary Baptist Church and served on the Senior Usher Board.

When Josephine first moved to Thomasville, NC, she was employed at Thomasville Furniture Industries and worked at the Furniture Market. She loved spending time in the kitchen, creating delicious meals for her family. She loved to bake pound and cheesecakes. She also loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, other family, friends and people in general. She enjoyed taking care of others and shuffling friends and grandkids to various appointments, educational and sporting events. Josephine cared deeply for her family and neighbors. She did this not out of obligation, but because of who she was. She was always the first to offer help and she always ensured that every child who crossed her threshold was safe, healthy, and happy.

Josephine was more than happy to be the central figure in the lives of her children. Anyone who knew them knew that she was a star in their eyes, and that’s all that ever mattered to her. It would be wrong to say that Josephine lost her battle because she never stopped fighting. Though Josephine’s health was failing, few people knew the extent to which she struggled. Her joy for life and determined spirit kept her pushing through the pain. No matter how sick she was, she was always steadfast in her Christian faith. When anyone else would have broken, Josephine stayed strong. Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly look like. There was no quitting in Josephine. Just because she is no longer here, it doesn’t mean she lost her fight.

Josephine was preceded in death by her siblings; Earnest, Emma, and Lurline; children: Joann and Leaverne; grandchildren: Tameka and Terrell.

She leaves a legacy of love to her children: Rosemary Williams and Johanna Williams both of Thomasville NC, Elizabeth Williams and Nancy (Tyrone) Rease of High Point NC, and CDR (Ret.) John (Denise) Williams of Portsmouth VA; brother: Julius Scott of Kingstree SC; 11 grandchildren: Wanda of High Point NC, Robert Jr of High Point NC, Antonio (Deon) of High Point NC, Tevin of Thomasville NC, Bryana of Suitland MD, Aylonna of Thomasville NC, Johniece of Fort Washington MD, Ja’Niya of Raleigh NC, Tyrone of Austin TX, Imani (Dami’on) of Raleigh NC, and Jamal of Suitland MD, and; six great-grandchildren: Chris (Cierra), of Fort Irwin CA, Kayla (Tyson) of Durham NC, Jessica of High Point NC, Tianna of Thomasville NC, Kinsley of Raleigh NC, and Kayleigh of Raleigh NC; two great-great-grandchildren: Tyson III of Durham NC, and Kyndi of Durham NC: a Goddaughter; Gwen Price of Thomasville NC; Son-in-law: Robert Williams Sr. of High Point NC; Daughter-in-law Deborah Scott of High Point NC; two Sister-in-laws: Dorothy Williams of Fort Washington MD, and Florence Woods of Greeleyville, SC and numerous adoring nieces, nephews, cousins and a world full of loving extended family, and great friends.

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